Viviana Krsticevic is the Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), a non-governmental organization that promotes human rights throughout the Americas through the use of international law and the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. Ms. Krsticevic has herself litigated numerous leading cases on behalf of victims of human rights violations before both the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights. She has helped shape international human rights standards in key areas – including accountability for gross violations, violence against women, slavery, environmental and social rights – through her litigation, advocacy, and writing. 

Ms. Krsticevic is also a founder and member of the Gqual Campaign, an initiative to promote gender parity in international representation. Additionally, together with other regional and international experts, she is developing La Esperanza Protocol, which aims to protect human rights defenders via the effective criminal investigation of the threats that impede their work. 

Ms. Krsticevic received an LL.B. from the University of Buenos Aires, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She has written numerous publications on human rights and international law. Ms. Krsticevic regularly teaches at American University Washington School of Law, in Washington DC, and Saint Thomas University, in Florida. She is the author of numerous articles, which have been published in the U.S., Latin America and Europe.

Selected Publications:

The Inter-American System. Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights, eds. Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa, and Lilian Chenwi. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020. 

Remedies of the Inter-American Human Rights System (with Alejandra Gonza). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (2017) 111: 261–65. 

“Interim Measures” and “Remedial Recommendations” (with Brian Griffey). The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary, eds. Malcolm Langford, Bruce Porter, Rebecca Brown, and Julieta Rossi. Pretoria University Law Press, 2016.